Madina B
Name of vine variety in France
This variety was obtained in 1964 by INRA by crossbreeding Cardinal and Sultanine.
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Madina is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list.
Table grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
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The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a low density of prostate hairs,
- the yellow young leaves with bronze spots,
- the circular or wedge-shaped light green adult leaves, entire or with three or five lobes, with shallow lateral sinuses, a slightly open or closed V-shaped petiole sinus, medium teeth with straight or convex sides, no or a very slight anthocyanin coloration of veins, a smooth, slightly twisted leaf blade, goffered along the veins, and on the lower side of the leaves, no or a very low density of erect and prostate hairs, 
- the broad ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 133 223 239 176 186 248 248 243 249
Allel 2 149 232 249 191 188 252 254 243 251
Bud burst: 5 days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: late-season, 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Madina has got strong vigor. As its fertility is moderate, it must be trained and pruned long. Berries are sometimes sensitive to bursting, if it rains at the end of ripening.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Madina is not very susceptible to rot.
Technological potential
Madina's bunches are medium in size and not very compact. The berries are seedless, small to medium in size, golden with a fairly thick skin and a juicy simple flavored pulp. Madina has a good storage and transport capacity.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Madina clone carries the number 970.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi, France.
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.é
Description of clones approved in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technical data
Clone number Origin Selection Fertility Production level Sugar content Potential color
Year approved Agronomic references Weight of grape clusters Vigor Total acidity Tannic structure
Growing surface area Size of berries Sensitivity to Botrytis Aromatic intensity Oenological aptitudes
970    INRA